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MBA economist sees home price recovery, but hurdles remain

THE latest survey of global house prices conducted by The Economist still makes for gloomy reading. Among the 19 countries we survey each quarter only Switzerland and China had housing markets.

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BRITISH COLUMBIA’S HOUSING AFFORDABILITY HURDLES REMAIN TOUGH TO CLEAR: RBC ECONOMICS . Following deterioration earlier in 2012, B.C. sees some improvement in housing affordability in the third quarter . TORONTO, November 22, moderate home price increases, and improved housing

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Liu joined Genworth Mortgage Insurance as its Chief Economist. seen a broad-based recovery across all housing price points either. It has been strongest at the higher end of the price point, but.

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Stan Humphries, Zillow chief economist, said home prices continue to decrease, and he sees the "tremendous amount of shadow inventory" delaying recovery. "We think the market will be flat in nominal terms for three to five years," remarked Humphries. "We are not going to hit bottom and see a V-shaped recovery."

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The economy will grow at a slow pace but will see no significant job growth until 2011. The increase in purchase originations will be driven by modest increases in home sales and stabilizing home.

One of the drivers behind our slow housing recovery is an absence of a large portion of the buying audience: young, first-time buyers. Given mortgage rates and home prices, why aren’t more young people buying a home in this affordable marketplace?. To find out why and to learn more about what can be done to attract more of this audience, we interviewed Mitchell Fillet, professor of business.

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MBA Sees Slow Growth in Purchase Originations, Drop in. – MBA Sees Slow Growth in Purchase Originations, Drop in Refinancing, Weak Overall Economic Growth in 2012 Oct 11, 2011 Chicago, IL (October 11, 2011) – The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) expects to see mortgage originations fall from an estimated $1.2 trillion in 2011 to $900 billion in 2012.

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See. home sales had been reasonably stable for six months following a soft patch last summer,” said Joshua Shapiro, chief U.S. economist for MFR. “Mortgage applications for home purchase remain.